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Diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 70 Collections and/or Records:

A Diary of the Year 1874 by John M. Karns.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2017.003
Scope and Contents A Diary of the Year 1874 by John M. Karns. Powells Station, Knox County, Tenn. Transcriber and whereabouts of the original mss diary unidentified.
Dates: 1874

Andrew Jackson McCallie Diary, 1883, and his account book,1860-1868, and Trundles Cross Roads Account Book,1867-1868, kept by Othneil Morton Whittle.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0222
Scope and Contents 1883 diary of Andrew Jackson (A. J.) McCallie (1819-1904), Trundles Cross Roads [Sevier County, Tenn]. 1 vol. (marks and notes in ink were written by Joseph M. McCallie, son of A. J. McCallie); account book of A. J. McCallie, 1860-1868 (living in Bradley County, Tenn.) 1 vol.; Trundles Cross Roads [Sevier County, Tenn.] account book, 1867-1868. According to donor, it was kept by Othneil Morton Whittle (1831-1908). 1 vol.
Dates: 1867-1868; 1883

Anna Gay McClung Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0182
Scope and Contents Collection includes: transcription of a diary of Mary A. Dickinson, kept during a summer trip from Louisiana to Canada, 1859. TS 49 pp.; [Anna Gay McClung] diary. Dec. 10, 1884-June 30, 1886. TS 61 pp.; Anna Gay McClung reminiscences, ca. 1950s. Topics include Ridgefield Plantation, Belair, Live Oaks, Two Old Wedding Dresses, and St. Louis Plantation. Carbon TS + St. Louis Plantation (TS blue copy 5 pp.) + photocopied family chart. Four papers: “Notes on the Desobry Family dictated to Anna Gay...
Dates: 1859-1950

Anna Gay McClung Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0274
Scope and Contents Collection includes: diary kept by Mary A. Dickinson during a summer trip from Louisiana to Canada, 1859 + transcription; Mary A. Dickinson’s diary, 1864 (Civil War) + one papers entitled “The War in 1860, 61, 62.”; Mary A. Gay’s diary, 1867-1871 (home life); “History of the Mitchell Family; Children of J. H. Gay and Sophia Mitchell; Children of E. J. Gay and Lavinia Hynes” by Mrs. C. J. McClung, 1952 (typed, 3-ring binder. Copy of McClung shelves). Writings on the Mitchell, Haley, McWilliams,...
Dates: 1860-1952

Barbara Adair McClung diaries.

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Identifier: MSC 0327
Scope and Contents Barbara A. McClung diaries. Originals. May be used only with permission of the head of the collection. + one box with photocopies of diaries
Dates: 1907-1921

C . H. (Charles Howard) Mellen (1862-1882) memorandum book, 1879-1880.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2011.045
Scope and Contents Charles H. Mellen (1862-1882) was the brother of Knoxville professor/writer/historian Dr. George F. Mellen (1859-1927). C. H. Mellen attended the University of Alabama.
Dates: 1879-1880

C. Morse Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0277
Scope and Contents Papers of C. A. and C. R. Morse and family. Includes: correspondence, (1836), 1875-1929; genealogical research on Bigelow, Lowell, Morse, Rodgers families; Citizen’s Bank & Trust Company wallet; Morse family postcards, 1904 (11 pcs.); C. A. Morse diary, 1885, Faulkton, Dakota; ECCE ORIENTI (Rites and Ceremonies of the Essenes), 1889; Ku Klux Klan constitution and by-laws, 1921; “The University of Tennessee and Beta Alpha Omega”; Orange & White, March 17, 1917; misc., including notes on...
Dates: 1875-1929

Caroline Buckner Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0339
Scope and Contents Includes correspondence, photographs, deeds (Sam E. Young’s papers), printed material, calling cards, dentist’s records; 1 folder with house plans. Diploma from Vanderbilt University for Henry Thomas Boyd, Doctor of Dental Surgery, April 27, 1900. Diploma is attached to a heavy paper advertisement for a backing. 1 pc. Class photograph, Vanderbilt University Dental Department, 1900. H. T. Boyd and all members are identified (along with their home states). Photograph is on mat board. [Class...
Dates: 1900-1962

Charles Coffin Papers (Gift of James P. Coffin, 1927).

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Identifier: MSC 0661
Scope and Contents Papers of Charles Coffin. Includes his journal, 1800-1809, 1812-1816, 1822. Also includes correspondence, sermons, and other writings.
Dates: 1800-1822

Charles Grandison Nenney Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0021
Scope and Contents Charles Grandison Nenney (1834-ca. 1887) was the son of Charles P. and Sarah Galbraith Nenney. Charles P. Nenney was a farmer and merchant at Bent Creek, Cheek’s Crossroads, and of Russellville in Jefferson County, Tenn. (later Hamblen County). Charles G. Nenney was the nephew of Catherine Nenney (Mrs. Hugh Graham) of Tazewell, Tenn. He was an agent of the East Tennessee and Virginia Railroad for 28 years. He married Ellen Smith. Papers include: personal and business correspondence; ledgers;...
Dates: 1822-1887

Civil War diary of Edwin L. Hayes, N. J. (Photocopy)

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1977.002
Scope and Contents The Civil War diary of Edwin L. Hayes, N.J. (photocopy) + his Civil War service record, pension forms, etc. + 1 page of Hayes genealogy.
Dates: 1977

David Anderson Deaderick Journal, 1825-1872.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0054
Scope and Contents Register of events and facts recorded annually by David Anderson Deaderick, in Jonesborough, Tenn., in 1825. Journal kept until 1872. Includes inserted letters and newspaper clippings. Mentions digging for gold in California in 1850.
Dates: 1825-1872

David Fleming diary, 1834-1845.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1979.079
Scope and Contents Diary of David Fleming (May 4, 1799-1868), East Tennessee minister, May 1834-December 1845 (some gaps). Incomplete diary mentions preaching at Knoxville, Maryville, Morganton, Gallaher Creek, New Market, Dandridge, and Sevierville, Tenn.; Hopkinsianism; slavery; temperance; E. H. College; revivals; March 19-20, 1843 comet; local ministers, etc.
Dates: 1834-1845

David Thomas Kirk.

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Identifier: MSC 0730
Scope and Contents David Thomas Kirk: personal journals, family photograph album, newspaper clippings etc. 1899-1959. Kirk was a Methodist minister, farmer and house builder. Details of life in Bybee, Cocke County, Tenn. 2 boxes.
Dates: 1899-1959

Diary of Drury P. Armstrong, 1842-1849.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0625
Scope and Contents Daily journal emphasizing farm and business matters of Drury P. Armstrong (1799-1856) of Knoxville. 1 manuscript volume. [511 pages]. The original journal was transcribed in 1925 for the McClung Collection by Barbara Adair McClung. The transcribed volume has an index. Also, one color snapshot of painted portrait, believed to be Drury P. Armstrong, possibly by George Dury.
Dates: 1842-1849

Diary of John M. Boyd, Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, 1865.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1994.009
Scope and Contents Diary of John M. Boyd, written while a Prisoner of War at Camp Chase, January 1 - April 3, 1865, The diary belonged to Mrs. Elizabeth Allen Lockwood (granddaughter of John M. Boyd, and copied by Mrs. Charles F. Wayland in 1945. Carbon TS 11 pp. + title page. (On pink paper)
Dates: 1865

Diary of John P. Jack, 1853-1855.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2017.025
Scope and Contents Diary of John P. Jack, 1853-1855. Copy made by Mrs. C. M. McClung from the original manuscript owned by Mr. Harvey Hannah Jack of Riverdale, Knox County, Tennessee. Loaned to Laura E. Luttrell for transcription.
Dates: 1853-1855

Diary of Wm. H. Smith [Jonesborough, Tenn.], 1852. Also: accounts for 1853; re: estate of W. H. Smith, 1854; estate of A. G. Graham, 1862). (diaries, account books)

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1998.008
Scope and Contents Diary of William H. Smith (Jonesborough, Tenn.), for 1852. Also: 1853 accounts; pages re: estate of Wm. H. Smith (died August 27, 1854), administrator A. G. Graham; pages re: estate of A. G. Graham (died October 1862). 1 vol. + 2 loose items: 1859 judgment; 1860 receipt. + notes from 1873.
Dates: 1852-1853, 1862

Don Whitehead World War II Journal.

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Identifier: MM.2013.009
Scope and Contents Journal or diary kept by Don Whitehead (1908-1981) during the early part of world War II. Day-to-day account of his personal experiences from his September 1942 Associated Press assignment to North Africa until the end of the Allied Campaign in Sicily in April 1943. Don Whitehead became a reporter for the Knoxville Journal in 1934 and joined the Associated Press (AP) in 1935 as a night editor in Memphis and later as a correspondent in Knoxville. He was a skilled feature writer and was promoted...
Dates: 1942-1943

Edwin Jones Best, Sr. Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0272
Scope and Contents Research and writings of Edwin Jones Best, Sr., of Blount County, Tenn. (died 1993). Subjects include Greenback and Maryville, Tenn.; post offices; Civil War; businesses; churches; papers of W. B. Kerr & Company, 1911-1919; account books from East Tennessee businesses; extracts from the Maryville Daily Times; correspondence to Miss Cora Hammontree re: Charles Henly, ca. 1889-1897; J. B. McCollum manuscripts, 1851-1947; U.S. Official Postal Guides, 1880-1904 (some gaps); diaries of Mary...
Dates: 1889-1950

E.E. Patton Collection.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0129
Scope and Contents Collection contains the writings of E. E. Patton, speeches, personal papers, newspaper articles, and other publications. Writings include the subjects Knoxville and Knox County, Tenn. Collection also includes material of his wife, Lula Smith Patton; photographs; Sawyer genealogy; Patton family manuscripts; correspondence; Civil War manuscripts; autographs; diary of E. E. Patton re: Tennessee state legislature; William G. Brownlow correspondence, 1840-1874; Col. John B. Brownlow correspondence,...
Dates: 1840-1961

Eleanor McAdoo Wiley Diaries, 1947-1967.

 Collection
Identifier: MSC 0246
Scope and Contents Diaries kept by artist Eleanor McAdoo Wiley of Knoxville, sister of artist Anna Catherine Wiley. Diaries date from 1947-1967 and include comments on weather, her personal and professional activities, notes on the progress of her paintings, notes of community interest and comments on national events. Many loose items were tucked into these volumes including: 1958 letter of condolence on the death of her sister from Estes Kefauver (in 1951 folder); correspondence; receipts; business cards;...
Dates: 1947-1967

Ellen Rhea diary, 1883-1895, 1899.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1999.052
Scope and Contents Diary of Ellen Rhea, December 7, 1883-December 31, 1895, and October 18 &31, 1899. 1 volume. Started in Wellesley, Mass.; later in Knoxville, Tenn. Mentions daily activities, sermons and lectures, local weddings, etc. Damage to inner binding. Also, handwritten list of officers, 1892-1906 [Women’s Missionary Society?]. 2 pcs.
Dates: 1883-1899

Ellen W. White diary, 1860-1865.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1994.007
Scope and Contents MM.1994.007 a: Diary of Ellen W. White (Eleanor Wilson White, 1842-1889), 1860-1865. (original bound volume). MM.1994.007 b: Diary of Ellen W. White (Eleanor Wilson White, 1842-1889), 1860-1865. (photocopy). Diary of Ellen W. White (Eleanor Wilson White) (1842-1889), Knoxville, Tenn. Mentions family matters; birth of niece May Lawson McGhee (p. 7); McGhee plantation ‘Tuskeegee’; Second Presbyterian Church (p. 16); Uncle Thomas Humes (pp. 44-45 and other); Civil War (p. 42 and after). The first...
Dates: 1860-1865

Esther Walton Diary, Industrial School, Knoxville, 1901.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.2017.006
Scope and Contents Esther Walton Diary, Industrial School, Knoxville, 1901.
Dates: 1901

George Ekins journal, 1850-1856.

 Collection
Identifier: MM.1988.008
Scope and Contents ‘Book’ (diary/journal) of George Ekins, December 1850 - June 29, 1856. 120 handwritten pages. AD 1 volume (loose sections). Contains accounts of days as Methodist minister in East Tennessee and W. Virginia. Mentions Knoxville, near Rogersville, Blountville, near Chattanooga, Greeneville, Tazewell County, Abingdon, Madisonville, Louisville. Also mentions Bishop Asbury (p. 49), ‘froots of slavery’ (p. 91), religious theory, etc.
Dates: 1850-1856

George Grove diary, ca. 1830s and family Bible of George Grove and Sarah Willett Grove. Gift of Betty Anne Grove. (Bibles)

 Collection
Identifier: FB 0088
Scope and Contents George Grove diary, ca. 1830s (Flat Creek area of Knox County, Tenn). Mostly family and farm entries. Also, family Bible of George Grove (1779-1860) and Sarah (Sally) Willett Grove (1783-1854).
Dates: circa 1830

Guy Ellis Sabin diary, 1877-1880.

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Identifier: MM.1987.022
Scope and Contents Photocopy of a typed transcript of the diary of Guy Ellis Sabin, March 20, 1877- December 13, 1880. Mentions wife Nannie (a Sevier descendant); move to Jonesborough, Washington County, Tenn.; buying land; timber speculation, etc.
Dates: 1877-1880

Hall and Stakely Papers.

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Identifier: MSC 0017
Scope and Contents Papers of the Hall and Stakely families. William Maulsby Stakely (1804-1898), born in Hawkins County, Tenn, married Sarah Smith (1811-1857) in 1828. They lived in Madisonville, Monroe County, Tenn. He was a postmaster and merchant. Moved to Union Springs, Ala, in 1863. Two of the Stakely daughter married two Hall cousins. Martha Stakely married Judge Elijah T. Hall of Knoxville in 1860. Caroline Stakely married James Spears Hall in 1874. James Hall ran a general store in Knoxville, which became...
Dates: 1825-1952